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George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker™ Returns to the Stage at the Academy of Music

In the traditional sense of the word, nothing is more holiday than seeing the Nutcracker Ballet at the Academy of Music. It has been a family tradition since I was a kid, and every year the story still holds the same delight for me. 

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Free public art events on Saturdays at Fairmount Park

Fall Family Fun at Fairmount It’s finally fall! It’s time for pumpkin picking, raking leaves, Friday night football games, and best of all, the great family festivals and events taking place in Philadelphia. Well, you’d better add this family-friendly program to your list because it is definitely one you won’t want to miss. 

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Bug Fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences is Sure to Be as Sweet as Honey

The Academy of Natural Sciences is buzzing about the beloved bee! Philadelphia is buzzing about the Academy of Natural Sciences’ third annual Bug Fest weekend on Saturday and Sunday, August 14 and 15, free with general museum admission.

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Mural Mile by Philadelphia's Mural Arts Program is a Free Summer Treat for all Ages

The Mural Arts Program was founded in 1986 by the artist Jane Golden as a sub-division of the Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network. As one of the largest employer of artists in the city, it employs over 300 artists per year.

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Free Family-Friendly Programming at The Kimmel Center

Want a better holiday deal than shopping online during Cyber Monday? How about giving the family an experience they’ll remember long after they outgrow that new argyle sweater? How about if it’s FREE! 

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Please Touch Museum Features Enchanted Colonial Village for the Holidays

While the Please Touch Museum is an interactive, imaginative world for kids — there’s now another reason for parents to come enjoy themselves as well during the holiday season.  Just past the hands-on water exhibits and right before the carousel, sits a small collection of buildings known as the Enchanted Colonial Village. 

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Creepy Crawlies at Bug Fest

Looking for something to do this weekend that’s a little… out of the ordinary? The Academy of Natural Sciences has just the thing that’s guaranteed to make your skin crawl. On August 15th and 16th, they’re holding their second annual Bug Fest, an exhibit highlighting all things creepy, crawly, slimy and squirmy.

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Camden Children’s Garden: The Best Family Attraction You’ve Never Heard Of

In my short time as a mother, I’ve already come to embrace the adage: “This will hurt me much more than it will hurt you.” To my unfortunate surprise, I’ve found this is especially true of summer outings with kiddies, when we parents must brace ourselves against exorbitant admission prices, long lines, apathetic staff, determined (read: “rude”) crowds, and often feeble exhibits or amusements—all in

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Going Out on a Limb Isn’t That Much of an Adventure

Tree Adventure, a new interactive exhibit at the Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill, spans 92 acres and highlights five of the Arboretum’s permanent features.  The centerpiece of the Tree Adventure Exhibit is Out on a Limb, an ambitious installation that opened on July 4th.  The tree house-like structure includes wood-plank walkways

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